The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) continues its commitment to support States from the region in their efforts to effectively implement the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). In this regard, from 20-21 November, UNLIREC and the Ministry of Defense, along with the Salvadorian Chancellery, organized a workshop entitled “Towards internal regulation for ATT implementation”.

This activity represents the first of three workshops that form part of the assistance package sponsored by the ATT Voluntary Trust Fund through which El Salvador requested support to implement a project to provide continuity to its efforts to effectively execute the Treaty.

The activity – targeting 25 national authorities responsible for conventional arms transfers – provided a platform to present and discuss both the normative requirements that derive from the ATT, as well as the relevant national regulations. The aim was to identify the needs and determine the necessary steps for the preparation of the internal legislation that effectively enforces the ATT, as well as to present the draft decree to create the national authority to implement the aforementioned Treaty.